The Ecology and Urban Agriculture Pavilion Hosted at the Moore Farm
The Moore Farm is home to the Centre d’écologie et d’agriculture urbaine de Gatineau, where close to 5 hectares (12 acres) of crops are produced using ecological methods, and 100 community gardens are cared for by the community. With a focus on ecology and sustainable urban agriculture, the farm’s programs and activities include
- workshops and training
- archaeological field work
- guided visits
Special 2017 programming is offered from March 21 to September 21: an exhibition on the history and present-day reality of agriculture and forestry in the Outaouais Region.
Discover the NCC’s extensive recreational pathway network—and come to the Moore Farm by bike!
Address: 670 Alexandre Taché Boulevard, Gatineau
About the Moore Farm
The Moore Farm stable was built in phases, and completed in 1910. Featuring ornamental gables and a central cupola, the H-shaped building—recently restored by the NCC—is a rare example of the lavish Queen Anne Revival style as it was applied to agricultural buildings.
Pioneers cleared the land for farming here in the early 19th century. In the 1950s, the farm became an equestrian centre. In 1973, Virginia Parker-Moore bequeathed the 12-hectare (30-acre) estate to the NCC. It was designated a Government of Canada Recognized Federal Heritage Building in 1991.